We work to develop research grants and funding opportunities that help us achieve our goals of strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in research and innovation and aligning with stakeholders' needs.


Check back in early December for new opportunities launching. 

Ongoing Support

Strong partnerships are at the core of innovative health research. SHRF joins with other funding agencies, non-profit organizations, industry and other health research supporters to encourage success, connections and action in Saskatchewan’s health research environment. SHRF partnerships benefit the Saskatchewan research community by combining resources to support research through programs offered by SHRF or the partner and by leveraging each other’s strengths, connections and resources. 

If you are a potential partner organization or a researcher looking for matching support, contact our Director of Programs and Partnerships, Karen Tilsley, to discuss ways we can work to support Saskatchewan's health research ecosystem. 


2020-21 Research Connections: COVID-19 Rapid Response CLOSED May 15, 2020 See Application Package >

2020-21 Establishment Grant CLOSED March 12, 2020 See Application Package>

2020-21 Solutions Program: Innovation Grant


Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.

Amount and Term

$50,000 for 1 year

Eligibility Check Cut-off

October 31, 2020

Funding Partners

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2020-21 Solutions Program: Impact Grant


Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.

Amount and Term

$150,000 for 2 years

Eligibility Check Cut-off

October 31, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Child, Youth & Family Mental Health


To understand how COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of children, youth and families in Saskatchewan. The goal: to develop evidence-based programs and interventions that will mitigate this impact. 

Amount and Term

$50,000 for 1 year

Application Deadline

NEW October 16, 2020 by midnight

Funding Partners

Implementation Science Teams – Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness in Long-Term Care


Provides research funding to Implementation Science Teams (IST) to support evidence-informed implementation of a suite of promising practice interventions and policy options within and across Long-Term Care (LTC) and retirement homes in Canada, and to rigorously evaluate the process, outcomes and/or impacts of the interventions.

Amount and Term

Up to $150,000 for 1 year

Registration Deadline

September 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET


Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation
2020-21 Research Grant: COVID-19 Focus



To support interdisciplinary research projects with the potential to enhance pediatric and/or maternal health care within the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Because of the impact of COVID-19, the Pattison Children’s Research Grant Program is pivoting this year in order to focus on research projects that are relevant to some of the issues Saskatchewan is currently facing. Full details can be found in the application package. 

Amount and Term

$50,000 for 1 year

Eligibility Check Deadline

November 19, 2020 (4:30 p.m. CST)

This program is funded by the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation and administered by SHRF. 


How To Apply

Each application must be made online through SHRF’s Research Management System (SHRF RMS). All follow up documents will be accessed there. Our system helps facilitate the peer review process. 

SHRF is also a subscribing organization to the Canadian Common CV (CCV). See specific program Application Packages for requirements. 

Our Resource page has more information and technical support to help you throughout the application process. 

You can also find helpful How-To videos on our YouTube page. 

Contact Helpdesk

We are the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan.

Email: info@shrf.ca

Phone: 1-306-975-1680

Toll Free: 1-800-975-1699 (within Canada and the United States)

Fax: 1-306-975-1688

Address: 324-111 Research Drive,

Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2

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